Thursday, 28 August 2014

Off To University


This time of year can often be bitter sweet for parents. Having seen them through all the dramas of school and exams, the time has come for them to leave home for the first time. While it is an extremely exciting time, it can be a bit daunting particularly if they’ve never been away from home before. We know you’re probably making lists of things they’ll need to bring, so have thought up a few things to help their halls feel like a home away from home.  

Friday Favourites

TGIF - lets all get ready to relax. The week after a bank holiday is always the hardest. Looking forward to a busy weekend but first, here are our Friday Favourites for this week:

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday Favourites

Roll on this weekend! August Bank Holiday is here and we are ready for it. Our office team all have different plans for the weekend, some are going away, some are hosting Farewell Summer parties and some are going to lie in bed for the entire weekend. Whatever you're doing, we hope you enjoy it! Until home-time comes though, take a look at a few of our favourite things this week..

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Say Farewell to Summer with SodaStream!

Can you believe this weekend is August Bank Holiday? Time seems to absolutely fly by, especially in Summer. Soon we'll all be thinking about our Saturday Nights In, but before schools start back and the days get shorter, lets say farewell of summer in style.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Friday Favourites

Friday, Friday, Friday!! We are so happy to see another weekend after another long week. Why is it always so hard to get out of bed on Friday mornings? Always seems 10 times harder than any other day. Still, work will soon be over and we can relax. Until then, check out some of our favourite things this week..

Got an old SodaStream machine?

Whether you've got a SodaStream from the 80's or you purchased one a year ago, we offer some great discounts for our existing customers. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hot on our wish list - Bicycles

We always talk about different ways we can be more eco-friendly and do our best to reduce our carbon footprint. We love our eco-friendly products (see herehere and here!) and thought it would be great to do a piece on one of the best eco-friendly products there is - a bicycle!


Image found here.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014

Fizzy Pop Picnic

Hi all, hope everyone had another lovely weekend and that you managed to escape the worst of the bad weather. Today in the office we've all been chatting about how quickly summer is flying by. It seems crazy that we're almost halfway into August already - we are only getting used to the sunshine.

With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to share a cute idea with you all. We know it's hard to think of fun, entertaining things to do with the kids whilst they're off school as going here and there soon adds up. We all want to make the most of the time together but sometimes, find it a challenge. If this sounds familiar to you, don't worry we've got you covered. Why not throw a Teddy Bear's Fizzy Pop Picnic for your little ones and their fuzzy friends. This can be really fun and can be done inside of out, depending on the weather.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday Favourites

Yes! Another Friday is here and we are more than ready for this weekend. Plans include a lot of house chores and relaxing but before then, we must get to 5pm. To make time fly, take a look at a few of our favourite things from this week...



Favourite Show: The Great British Bake Off is back and we LOVE IT!





Favourite Weekend Idea: Burgers! Don't know about you but we saw burgers on our Twitter feed all week long.  (Image)




Favourite Activity: Get on your bike! (image)



Favourite Image: Remember this (probably not but still)??



Favourite job: Making up these hampers - who wouldn't want one of these?




Thursday, 7 August 2014

Money Money Money!

Money. We all have it and lose it a lot quicker than we would like. Try as we might though, we just can't seem to stop buying our cheeky morning latte or our favourite fizzy drink from the shop on the way home from work. We are all the time, we like the idea of saving but in reality..we get thirsty! If you find yourself spending the pounds on bottles of fizzy drinks for your commute or evening in then SodaStream could be you new best friend. Check out our Top Ways SodaStream saves your time and money!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer Hydration Station

Schools are out and so is the sun!  High temperatures are set to continue this summer so it’s important for us all to keep hydrated, but how do we ensure that our families drink enough water and avoid high sugar drinks this summer?  Here are our top five fun and helpful tips for drinking healthy this Summer.



1.      Mix it up.  Children can easily get bored of ordinary tap water and refuse to drink it.  To encourage them to drink more, try introducing a variety of fun combinations, such as freezing raspberries or blueberries into ice cubes and dropping them into water for a fruity, vitamin-packed treat.  To add more excitement you could even try using fun-shaped ice trays like hearts, stars or their favourite animals.

2.     Add some sparkle. If your children are refusing to drink plain water, why not give SodaStream sparkling water a go?  Children will love creating their own homemade bubbly water which they can make with as much fizz as they like.  You can even try mixing sparkling water with ¾ of still water to gradually wean children onto sparkling water or, you could add a splash of their favourite flavour, or a few squeezes of fresh orange.  Remember, SodaStream drinks contain 70% less sugar than other drinks brands.



3.     Make it fun.  Let your children pick out a special cup, such as a princess or football themed one to drink from, as well as a fun straw.  Only let them use it when they are drinking water – before you know it they’ll be asking for their favourite cup!  Always leave the beaker within their reach to ensure it’s to hand when they’re on-the-go.

4.     Challenge them.  Encourage your kids to drink to a certain level on their mug, or make it into a game to see who can finish their water the fastest.  You need to set a good example, the more water you drink, the more your kids will too!  Set goals and keep a chart on the fridge or on the wall in the kitchen, so that they can keep track of their water consumption – and to act as a reminder.


5.      Keep it visual.  Explain to your children how the human body works using visual posters or books to show them why water is vital for staying healthy.  Educate them on how much water they should be drinking every day – as a guide children aged four to eight should drink one litre of water per day.


Make sure you have a SodaStream Hydration Station at home.  Whether you’re already a sparkling water fan, or looking to improve your health and wellbeing, SodaStream is the perfect way to keep hydrated.  SodaStream allows you to turn tap water into sparkling water with as much fizz or flavour as you like!

Ps, Don't forget to enjoy the summer with your family. They always fly by!



Saturday, 2 August 2014

Cocktail Class..

Remember this beautiful photo was featured in last week's Friday Favourites? Well today we're going to teach you how to make it. The Skinny Raspberry Collins cocktail is made using our Free Fresh Bitter Lemon and is only 124 calories. YUM!


Right, you need:

35ml gin
20ml raspberry puree
10ml fresh lemon juice
15ml sweetener syrup
100ml SodaStream Free Fresh Bitter Lemon.


Method:

Stir the raspberry puree, gin, lemon and syrup in the bottom of a Collins glass and fill it up with crushed ice. 
Top with carbonated SodaStream Free Fresh Bitter Lemon and stir.
To serve, garnish with lemon and a raspberry spear.

Delicious. 

There you have it! It couldn't be easier. Will you try this out at home this weekend? Let us know xo

Friday, 1 August 2014

Friday Favourites.

This week saw the start of many exciting projects here at SodaStreamUK and many busy hours. We hope you all had a brilliant week as well and to celebrate, lets kick back with some of our favourite things..



1. Favourite Drink: Skinny Raspberry Collins - check back here next week for the recipe, so good!



2. Favourite Dream: Us in Ibiza



3. Favourite time: (Via Pinterest)



4.Favourite Moment: A member of our office staff got engaged this week -CONGRATULATIONS! (Image via Etsy)


5.Favourite Accessory: Long live Summer!